Joined: 22 Oct 2006
|Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:31 am Post subject: S Scale U18B - now taking expressions of interest
I am involved in a project to bring some of the Gilmaur O scale etched brass kits to S scale. The first kit will be the U18B this is a resize of the O scale etch which has been specially adapted to accept American Models trucks and drive gear. Other kits such as the U23B and U30B will follow if the U18B is successful
The kits are etched brass with castings, these are craftsman kits for a loco body and chassis. the kits will come with pre folded hood and radiator section. Estimated price will be in the region of $200. Please note trucks, motor, couplings, decals and some detail parts such as horns are not supplied.
Details about the history of this project can be found on the S Scale SIG forum.
In order to progress with the project we are about to place the order for the first run of the U18B kits and we need to estimate the level of interest in order to have the enough long hoods and radiators folded. Our metal worker requires a minimum order is 20 units which give us 6 SCL hoods (early round latch, also suitable for NdM, CSX and Pickens) and 14 MEC (later latch also suitable for P&W). One of the SCL units is already spoken for but the rest are available to be reserved on a first come first served basis.
If you are interested in one of these units, can you please drop me a note off line and I will add you to our expression of interest list. At this stage we are happy to note interest without commitment. Availability is likely to be late Summer 2014.